Invalid C code result with optimization - by SolidSnake2011

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ID 676931 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/25/2011 1:18:00 AM
Access Restriction Public


The following code gives invalid result with optimization (Release configuration).

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

typedef char T; // char or short
#define N 4 // any from 4 to 10

int2Buf (T * buf, int value, int nBits)
	int i;
	for (i = 0 ; i < nBits; i++) {
		buf[i] = value & 1;
		value >>= 1;

printBuf (T * buf, int nBits)
	int i;
	printf ("bits: ");
	for (i = 0; i < nBits; i++) {
		printf ("%d", (int)buf[i]);
	printf ("\n");

main (void)
	T buf[32];
	int2Buf (buf, 0x55555555, N);
	printBuf (buf, N);
	int2Buf (buf, abs(0x55555555), N);
	printBuf (buf, N);
	return 0;
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Posted by Microsoft on 6/28/2011 at 1:01 PM
Thanks for reporting this issue. This will be address in the next release of Visual Studio. You can work around optimizations such as this by disabling optimizations around the function that is misbehaving. Documentation on doing this can be found on MSDN here:

ian Bearman
VC++ Code Generation and Optimization Team
Posted by MS-Moderator10 [Feedback Moderator] on 6/26/2011 at 7:29 PM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 6/25/2011 at 1:49 AM
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